Croydon MOT for Cars Vans & Motorcycles
The MOT Test
The MOT test is a UK vehicle check that is compulsory for all vehicles over 3 years old
and registered in the United Kingdom.
The test is carried out by government approved MOT testing centres, and becomes due
3 years after first registration.
Things You Can Check Before You Take Your Car For an MOT Test
Tyres: Ensure all the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure, and there is at
least 1.6mm of tread across the 3/4 of the tyre. Ensure there are no bulges, lumps or cut.
Lights: test that the folowing lights are working correctly: front position lights,
headlights, rear lights, rear registration plate light, rear fog lamps, headlamps,
brake lights and indicator lights. Check all bulbs are working even when the light is
tapped with a hand and check and lens/casing is not cracked.
Hazard Lights: Test all indicator lights flash when the hazard light switch
is selected and with the ignition on and off.
Horn: check this sound correctly and is not a two tone type horn.
Registration Number Plate: Check that is not cracked, securely fastened and not obscured.
Also ensure the letters are of the correct size and spacing.
Vehicle Identification Number: Make sure the car has a Vehicle Identification Number displayed.
Seat belts: Check all the seat belts fasten and unfasten correctly and are not damaged.
Mirrors: Mirrors should be fitted where required, usable and not damaged.
Wipers and Washers: Make sure the wipers are not damaged and the washer bottle is full of liquid.
Windscreen: Look for chips and cracks in the windscreen. In an area in front of the driver, a chip cannot be bigger than 10mm, in other areas swept by the wipers the damage cannot be more than 40mm.
Croydon Servicing and MOT at: Croydon PTA Motoring Centres
The London Borough of Croydon
Upper Norwood Anerley Elmers End Thornton Heath Woodside South Norwood Beddington Selhurst Addiscombe Shirley Waddon South Croydon Selsdon Coombe
Sanderstead Riddlesdown Kenley Purley Purley Way Croydon Airport Caterham
The MOT certificate
The MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn’t mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOT certificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle. The MOT test doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.
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